Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I almost didn't go....

To the WW meeting this week, that is.

The girl & I both had eye appointments last night, so I missed my usual meeting. Then she told her boss that she was bringing both Randy & I to the Thai restaurant that she works at so he could serve us.  Well, Randy had to work late, so I went with her and we got him carry-out.  I'm sure I made a great impression on her boss with my dilated eyes.  I could barely read the menu!

My blogging buddy. 
She doesn't offer much input.

But I had a phenomenal Thai apple salad.  Romaine lettuce, cashews, apples cut into tiny straws, chicken (their 'crispy' chicken tastes like Grandma's fried chicken) and a peanut sauce for dressing.  It was quite tasty and I really don't know how I would count the SmartPoints on something like that.  And the seafood rangoons.  And some of her fried ice cream.  Ooops.

But I'm glad I went tonight, even if I'm not crazy about that particular leader.  I was down .6 lb.  I'll take it!

It was a good night all around.  I was down at WI.  I found the damn skirt that I've been missing for entirely WAY too long and I found my WW bag with my Plan Guide, Shopping Guide and the old Power Foods book.  I really need to find some new menu items - I have no imagination when it comes to dinner!  Then adding 2 picky-asses into the mix and I'm lost.

So I'm over halfway to earning my massage!  I really sucked at getting my 5 fruits & veggies in last week.  In my defense, several days I was at 4.  I also went over the 35K steps for the week!  Considering 2 of the days had less than 4K, I'm pretty happy.
This is a recipe for tortellini soup that was the WW meeting tonight.  I will tweak it a little, since I don't like cooked/canned tomatoes.  I can eat them raw straight off the vine, but smooshy?  Blargh. 
 Not sure why the Fitbit was reading sleep time.  I haven't worn it at night!  
So I'm going to sign off now - so I can get in bed before 11!  Randy left for the weekend this morning for a radio thing he does every year way up north, so hopefully the cats don't hog the bed.  I plan to sprawl!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

I forgot to post!

My meeting / weigh in was only last Tuesday!  But life happens.  And I had a 2.1 lb loss!  WOOHOOOO!

I did pretty good with my "diming".  I learned that browsing in an antique store means you're not walking hard enough for steps to register, so last Sunday I only had 1537 steps recorded!

It was nice having a menu planned out.  I have a white board on the fridge where I post this so I can see at a glance in the morning if there's anything I need to set out for that evening.  Or maybe if I want to switch days around, or whatever. I'll still know that I have the stuff to make whatever I choose.  I'm nothing if not flexible, we're not having Chinese this week, we're going out for bd's Mongolian BBQ.  Which is to my benefit, since I'll be using a LOT fewer SPs!
My Fitbit weekly report.  I love having it call me O Great One!

We're going out to dinner tonight because Miss Angela requested it.  She had her last All Star dance competition this morning and we think she deserves it.  I posted the video on my YouTube channel, but it'll be the same routine as the one posted in December.  They got 5th place this time! But they were up against 2 studios that we all know practice every day, and DOS does once a week.  Maybe the teachers need to think about that?
So I'm going to keep this short for now and I'll post again after this week's weigh in.  I'll be going on Wednesday this week because I have an eye appointment Tuesday during my usual meeting time.  What the heck was I thinking when I took that time slot??  Sheesh.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Week 2 of "Diming"

I didn't make it to my meeting tonight.  I'll go tomorrow.  Randy's been putting in some crazy insane hours at work (21 hours on Friday and all weekend, for example!!) and he told them he'd work from home today.  Once I got home from work & grocery shopping, I'd rather spend time with him instead of Rosa.  I can't even begin to express how much this work makes me want to throat-punch / kick-a-baby someone! 

So here's my rundown of the week in "Diming".  I earn a dime for each item on my list for a prospective $7.00 a week.  I'm working towards a massage.  

*I drank at least 80oz of water every day. 
*Forgot my vitamin Saturday, which is unusual. I take those every day religiously. 
*I journaled in my book every day.
*I only got 5 fruits & veg in 3 days.  Still a work in progress.
*I got 2 dairy every day, thanks to cheese sticks & yogurt!
*I knew each morning what we were having for dinner & planned accordingly. 
*I only hit 5K steps on 3 days.  It should be more, but I wore slippers most all day Saturday & Sunday and I tend to shuffle, so my steps didn't register.  Pppth.  Lesson learned!
*I tracked every day. 
*I did 15 minutes of FLYing 6 out of 7.
*And I was at least IN bed by 11pm 4 out of the 7 days.  Weekends are going to be a fail, since Saturday Night Live is on.  So 1/2 credit there, since we usually watch that while in bed. 
On the plus side...look!  I have next week's dinners already planned!  And backup ideas, since Randy wanted me to get the fixin's for cheeseburgers at the grocery store.
We went to a Thai restaurant for the first time Saturday night!  Mainly because Miss Angela works there.  She's a hostess, but our server gave her our table so she could serve us! Her manager was happy about that, since she's been wanting her to try out serving.  Anyhoo, we got a sampler appetizer with chicken satay (OMG, I did not know there was a void in my life that was filled by Thai peanut sauce!!), seafood rangoons and spring rolls.  Randy got the crispy chicken, since he's not adventurous at all and Angel has brought that home before for us to try.  I got the drunken noodles with shrimp.  It was all really good and I tracked it as well as I could. 

Look at Mooch Jack and Mooch Jr. Daisy.  They know Randy is the marshmallow who feeds them at the table.  This is after Jack almost licked the finish off that plate!
So that's all for tonight, I'll pop in tomorrow after weighing in to report.  I'm going to get ready for bed.  Randy didn't get home til 11:30 last night and of course I sat up waiting for him.  Then he had a support call that really pissed him off at 3:30am (I mean yelling & slamming stuff around mad!) so yeah, I was up again.  Then I slept thru the alarm (it goes off at 5:30 and Randy nudged me at 6:30!) and had to deal with bitter cold & snow on the way into work.  I was only 6 minutes late, tho!



Thursday, January 7, 2016

Keepin' on rollin'.

I skipped last week's weigh in because, yanno, Christmas. And New Year's.  So the 3.8 lb gain this week really wasn't a surprise, except for the leader's comment that I was up a LITTLE.  Really people.  I know they really can't say stuff like "OMG - what the hell, woman???"  But I know they're thinking it. 

So I'm doing pretty good on my dime challenge thingy.  I consider this first week a baseline, to see what I need to work on. Which is a lot!  But that's the whole purpose of this, so carrying on. 
I was actually journalling more than that, but I'd missed transferring it to the list on the next page, so missed a couple days. Ooops! 

Tuesday was pretty awesome that I actually earned my whole dollar!  I was happy to note as I reached over to turn out the lights that night that it was 10:47!  It really helps to set an alarm on my phone to go off at 10:15 to tell me to get ready for bed.  Or else I'll just keep dinking around on the 'puter or whatever. 
Last night I was physically in bed at 11, but the kid had chosen to come in and chat for a while.  She was telling us about work that morning and dance class. I couldn't really kick her out.

I wish I could have my FitBit week start on Tuesday, also.  It only gives me the option of Sunday or Monday. But I do get a progress report each week from them!  I like that.  And I thought it was just me, but I heard the owner of the company I work for comment that he had to exaggerate steps on the stairs for them to register on his FitBit.  So I've been jogging up the stairs at work.  And I'm up & down them 100 times a day (exaggerating slightly).
The dog guilted me into going for a walk last night. I donated blood right after work, then came home for all of 30 minutes, before having to leave to meet Randy for dinner and then going to a meeting.  During that 30 minutes, I changed into jeans and tennis shoes, while Jack watched me closely.  He associates me putting tennis shoes on with going for a walk, so he was hopeful!  Sorry buddy.  It was almost 9 by the time I got from from the meeting and I let him out & fed him.  After all that, he was still watching me with those darn hopeful puppy-dog eyes.  So at 9:30 last night, in my pajama pants & winter boots, I took him for a walk.  We just went around a couple blocks but it made him happy.

The walk took me well over my target steps for the day quite nicely.  Which is better / less annoying than me marching around the house, clumping in my slippers like I did the other night!  I marched while cooking dinner and cleaning up afterward.  Then marched into Angel's room to bother her, then back in to look over Randy's shoulder at his phone, etc.  Heehee!  But I got my steps in!

I got a bunch of steps in tonight by finally taking down all the Christmas blowmolds (20!! But it sure doesn't look like it.) from the front yard and putting them away.  It sure took a lot less time and effort than it does after Halloween!  I took each one just behind the fence, one by one.  Then I gathered up all the extension cords, and took each mold behind the garage to where their off-season abode is.

I'm glad I decided to do this tonight instead of waiting til this weekend. It's supposed to be warmer, but rain & snow all weekend.  Blargh.

Oooh, my alarm will be going off soon, so I'm going to get a jump on things!  Later!


Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

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